Rathnelly Day's 50th Anniversary lane naming project
We have made great progress on the lane naming project and are working hard to press the city and Josh's Matlow's office to help us get the signs in place so that we can 'unveil' them at this year's 50th Anniversary Rathnelly Day. Since the final voting we have worked back and forth with the city to finalize names. Some of our ideas were rejected and some were changed, but we landed on a great set of lanes that mix both history & art themes, so hopefully everyone will be pleased. Watch this space for news.
Big Thank Yous
RARA would like to thank George Prodanou for coming up with the idea to name the five lanes in our neighbourhood and to thank Pym Buitenhuis for working closely with George, the city engineering department, our city councillor, and Ben Unsworth, who kindly set up the online data collection, to bring it to fruition. The process was kicked off at last year’s AGM on May 18 2016, and after a door to door campaign, history won the day but with Penny Lane already taken and support for art exceptionally strong we combined the schemes to reach the final result. We also would like to thank Michael Snow and Robin Fraser for being such remarkable individuals and for graciously accepting to have the lanes named after them. And finally thank you also to everyone who voted. It was a lively debate that close to 100 residents of the Republic weighed in on and we are exceptionally pleased with the results.
How Did we get to these names?
In celebration of Rathnelly Day's 50th Anniversary, a campaign to name the lanes in our neighbourhood has been initiated. After polling the community for suggestions two naming schemes have emerged.
The voting is now closed.
250 residences received the mail drop
94 people voted with the winner being declared for "The History' naming scheme.
41 votes for "The Artists" naming scheme
53 votes for 'The History" naming scheme
Thanks to Pym and George for their leadership in coordinating the initiative!
More to come, as we work to get the support of the city on our lane naming before the Rathnelly Day celebrations!